Center for Climate Science

Postdoctoral Position in Regional Hydroclimate Variability and Change

The UCLA Center for Climate Science seeks a postdoctoral scholar to be supervised by Prof. Alex Hall and Dr. Naomi Goldenson, contributing to efforts to understand regional changes to the hydrologic cycle in partnership with stakeholders in California. The term would initially be for one year, but is renewable for at least one additional year, contingent on funding and satisfactory progress.

The general research involves using global and regional climate models to identify and understand regional changes in the hydrologic cycle under climate change, with a particular focus on heavy precipitation and drought in California. This position is unique in that it includes engagement with water managers and other stakeholders. In particular we seek to formulate storylines to quantify likely climate impacts in a scientifically justifiable and accessible manner. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field, effective oral and written communication skills, and strong programming and analytical skills. Experience with or inclination to learn Python is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate interest in both the relevant outstanding regional climate questions and the process of informing research questions through stakeholder interactions.

Applicants should submit (1) a statement of research interests and goals, no longer than one page, and (2) a complete CV, including contact information for three references. These materials should be addressed to Ms. Katharine Reich at Please mention where you saw this posting. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Posted October 24, 2019